PROPERTY DETAILS The entrance to the house is from a beautiful terrace adjacent to which there is a covered terrace with seating area. Main accommodation on the ground floor consists of Spanish style fitted kitchen with a separate utility room with storage area, a spacious living room with double height ceilings, exposed beams and a large natural stone fireplace, built in seating area with library and a designated dining area, with tiled floors, wrought iron chandelier and carefully placed wall lightening it gives this area a noble old world artisan appearance yet light, spacious and open plan for todays modern family living. To the side of the open living space you have several glass pane wooden patio doors that lead out to a separate covered glazed summer room yet can also be transformed into another integral part of the main living area with the doors left open allowing the natural light flowing in and increasing the entertaining area. In addition on the main area a door leads to a room that can be used as a study/office/TV room or additional guest room. Upstairs there is a wonderful mezzanine balcony with a beautifully tiled floor, dark wood bannister and railings, exposed ceiling beams in keeping with the charming Spanish colonial style and a study/reading area. From this level you have a large and spacious master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with sunken jacuzzi, a tosca stone arch leads to a private lounge area with dual aspect windows and views of the sea and the Peñon de Ifach, two further spacious double bedrooms with own en-suite bathrooms and a separate laundry room.
Externally, beautiful mature Mediterranean gardens and terraces on several levels for sun, shade and privacy, a wonderful swimming pool and large sunbathing terrace to enjoy the stunning sea views, a covered summer bar and terrace for alfresco dining, a BBQ area and various other seating and relax areas. The property is surrounded by beautiful walls in natural stone and there is a double garage for private parking.
LOCATION Benissa is situated just off the AP7 motorway and N332 and stretches down to the coast. It is approximately a ninety minute drive from Valencia and one hour from Alicante. Benissa is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Blanca. Different discoveries suggest that there was prehistoric activity in Benissa, as evidenced by the three cave paintings in Pinos district. Old coins and amphorae indicate that the Romans too passed through this region. The origin of the place name Benissa, ‘Beni-Issa’, is considered to be the Arabic for “sons of Issa”, the name of a tribe. Benissa has a rich legacy of monuments. A landscape full of contrasts, an atmosphere filled with history. Walking through the old quarter of Benissa, perfectly preserved, you will discover a life-sized museum – cobbled streets, walls built hundreds of years ago and manor houses which transport you back to medieval times. In the heart of Benissa Old Town you will find an attractive selection of supermarkets, shops and boutiques as well as the Cathedral of the Marina Alta which dominates the town square with its palm trees and children’s playground. Market day in Benissa is on a Saturday.
Benissa has approximately four kilometres of coastline and four main beaches which are the Cala Lobella, Baladrar, La Fustera and Cala Pinet.
To the north of Benissa, in Moraira, there are further smaller beaches whilst Calpe a thriving and modern town to the south has long golden sandy beaches with a promenades, a fantastic choice of restaurants including michelin-star recommended plus marinas and trendy bars and clubs.
Benissa also has fabulous sporting facilities. There is a 9 hole par 60 golf course, a number of tennis clubs and a fabulous sports centre with full size football pitch, Olympic size indoor swimming pool which is open all year, gymnasium, badminton courts, padel tennis etc.
The local Spanish schools, both primary and secondary, have children from all nationalities but if you prefer but there are International schools located a short drive away who provide a private bus service.
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